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Tips On Using Line Marking Stencils

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If you've invested in some line marking stencils to use in areas of your business premises, it's important that the end result looks professional.  Although there is a knack to using line marking stencils, once you've got the hang of things, you can produce some really impressive results.  The following guide applies when you want to put signage on interior and exterior doors.

Here's a quick overview on how to get the best results from your line marking stencils.

What you'll need

  • line marking stencils
  • chalk
  • repositionable spray adhesive
  • a suitable paint for use with line marking stencils
  • paint brush (unless you have spray paint)

You can get everything that you need from your local line marking stencil provider.  Be sure to mention when making your purchase whether you need the paint for interior or exterior jobs.

How to do it

Start off by placing the stencil onto the surface to be marked.  Use chalk to mark the position of the corners of the stencil.  

Now spray the back of the stencil with repositionable spray adhesive and put the stencil in place on the surface.  Slide the stencil around if necessary to get it into the perfect position.  

Next you need to prepare the paint.  Some paints that are supplied for use with line marking stencils come in aerosol form, making it a simple matter to just give the can a good shake to ensure that the paint is properly mixed.  If the paint supplied is in a tin, give it a good stir in case it has settled or separated.  

If using spray paint, give the stencil a good covering, holding the can slightly at right angles to the stencil.  Leave the stencil in place until the paint has dried. If using a tin of paint, use your paintbrush to apply an even, light coat of paint over the stencil.  Use a light, circular motion and ensure that the paint completely covers the edges of the stencil.  Leave the stencil in place until the paint has dried.  

When the paint is dry, apply a second light coat.  Allow the paint to dry.  

Remove the stencil carefully, peeling it away from the paint to leave a crisp image underneath. 

You can now clean the back of the stencil with a damp sponge to get rid of the adhesive.  The stencil can be re-used in the future if necessary to touch-up your signage. For more information, contact a company like A1 Roadlines Pty. Ltd.